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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 1,516
    @AverageNoodle that's looks amazing. 
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,375
    edited September 2020
    I would think it would be just fine, as long as you can reinforce the rooves fully. Any specialist green roof site should be able to work out the area / depth / forces involved. You just need to find the niche people who are experts on green rooves in shade / with tricky acccess. I have no doubt at all that those sites are out there. If you really want to make it happen, it will.

    It's an exciting project. Good luck with it. I would like to try one also.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,375
    AverageNoodle said:

    • Sagina subulata (my favourite - I think I'd be happy with just this in the green roof!)

    AverageNoodle  this looks wonderful. Thanks for that
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,358
    That's superb @AverageNoodle. You must be thrilled with it  :)
    You have a good enough depth for some small bulbs. I wonder if Muscari would work there as well, and maybe the woodland Anemones?  

    Funnily  enough - I thought of Ajuga [bugle] later on and then forgot to come back and mention it as a contender for @Alisongriffin81. It grows very readily in shade, and doesn't need much soil, or attention. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thank you for the kind comments @K67, @Fire and @Fairygirl  :)

    Fairygirl said:
    You have a good enough depth for some small bulbs. I wonder if Muscari would work there as well, and maybe the woodland Anemones?  
    That's a great idea, thanks. Worth a try and you can never have too many Spring bulbs!
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,375
    Also scilla is beautiful. I intend to do a mass planting of that this autumn. No daft amounts of scraggy foliage either. 
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